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StateWide Assistive Technology, 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to provide students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.

 

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Getting Hands-on With Acessible Educational Materials - Registration Now Open!

Whether you prefer commercial software, free and open source tools or some combination thereof, the age old challenge remains - How to quickly and efficiently get accessible versions of print materials into the hands of your students with learning disabilities when and where they are needed. This day-long, hands-on* session will focus where the rubber meets the road. Attendees will be guided through the configuration of software and services focusing on products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, and TextHelp Systems as well as free extensions and apps for Chrome OS and iOS. Once configured, attendees will engage hands-on with literature titles, textbooks, exams, handouts, worksheets and more all the while discussing their experiences and problem solving for their particular needs. Practice makes perfect so ample time will be allotted to creating accessible materials. Less theory, more practice…. That’s the idea.

RESNA ATP Fundamentals Course

RESNA's ATP Fundamentals Course is now being offered online and in-person. Visit their website to see the course schedule and to enroll!

Adapted Rubix Cube

A graduate student at the University of Massachusetts created an adapted Rubix Cube for the visually impaired. Check out this article to learn more on how to make your own!

Upcoming Events

Vendor Sponsored Training: Language for a Lifetime: An Introduction to PRC
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
Register to attend remotely or Register to attend live today!

SWAAAC 101 - State Assessment Accommodations
Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Register today!

Gettings Hands-on With Acessible Educational Materials
Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 9:00 AM  3:30 PM
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 North - Room 2307
Register Today!

The SWAAAC Loan Library contains over 1200 assistive technology devices and resources. Search the catalogue for switches, mounts, AAC devices, adapted curricula, executive function supports, and SO MUCH MORE. Low-tech to high-tech, you are sure to find what you need. If we don’t have it, let us know and we’ll consider adding your requests. Visit the online library to see what's new, learn something new, and be inspired!

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings, web conferences, and training events!

Vendor Sponsored Training: Language for a Lifetime: An Introduction to PRC
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
Register to attend remotely or Register to attend live today!

SWAAAC 101 - State Assessment Accommodations
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Register today!

Getting Hands-on with Accessible Educational Materials
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 North - Room 2307
Register Today!


The Colorado Initiative for Model Practices in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Technologies (IMPAACT). Explore our videos, pictures, and resources that reflect best practices in Augmentative Alternative Communication.

Resources for parents about assistive technology, accommodations, and more.


 
 

 

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